TV star turned Nxivm apologist, Nicki Clyne, puts the whammy on cartoonist turned Trump enthusiast Scott Adams
The man can’t even pronounce Keith Raniere’s last name.
He pronounces it rainier, like the national park in Washington state or how a child would say more rain. He adds an affected lift to that last syllable and asks, “do I pronounce that right?”
His guest corrects him.
“It’s actually Raniere, like canary.”
It’s safe to say that Scott Adams is not prepared for this. He has not done his homework and it shows. His instincts for detecting bullshit — if he even has them — seem to fail him. And the interview, which can be seen on Adams’ YouTube channel, is unsettling.
Over the course of an hour, cult apologist Nicki Clyne carefully weaves a fantastical narrative of selective omissions and half-truths while Adams, who clearly doesn’t know enough to know better, smiles and nods along, helplessly falling under her spell.
By the end, we have learned only two things: that Adams is no match for Nxivm brainwashing and that Raniere rhymes with canary.